Planning Board

MARCH 25, 2019

Master Plan Update Committee Meeting

Read the Summary of Public Comment and Feedback

Watch the Public Forum held on March 6, 2019

MVTV-Master Plan public forum 3 6 2019


March 7, 2019

MV Times Mar 7 2019

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Read the 2018-2022 HPP

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February 15, 2019

MVTimes 2 15 2019

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Winners of First Annual Oak Bluffs Photo Contest

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Agendas & Minutes  


  • Ewell Hopkins, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Erik Albert
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Mark Crossland
    Term Expires: April 2022
    Term Expires: 2023
  • JoJo Lambert
    Term Expires: 2020

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Much to learn from the other side of the pond...

Housing on Cape Cod

Housing on Cape Cod

Press release. See Martha's Vineyard Times article here.



From The Vineyard Conservation Society— The Steamship Authority: Supplying the Demand

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Powers and Duties

  • Prepare a comprehensive/master plan (MGL c 41 §81D)
  • Propose, review, hold hearings and make recommendations on zoning bylaw/ordinance changes (text and map)
  • Review and act on subdivisions - preliminary and definitive plans (MGL c. 41, § 81K-81GG)
  • Review and sign Approval Not Required (ANR) plans
  • May be a Special Permit Granting Authority (SPGA)
  • Review and act on Site Plan Reviews/Approvals
  • May hire and supervise planner
  • Review and make recommendations to the ZBA (Special permits, comprehensive permits.)
  • Review and act on Scenic Road changes
  • Review and act on Repetitive Petitions
  • Initiate planning projects/plans
  • Review requests to remove property from MGL c. 61
  • May review and recommend capital improvements
  • Other duties as authorized by bylaw, charter

Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road Corridor Planning Initiative
Oak Bluffs is a cherished place, its southern region being the heart of Martha’s Vineyard’s three down-island towns, if not the entire Island community.  This region, a mixture of public & non-profit services, and residential & commercial land uses faces strong development pressures.  Few people are aware of the vast amounts of undeveloped land and the interests of current landowners to repurpose their existing developed parcels.

It is the goal of the Oak Bluffs Planning Board to bring an improved process of visioning and oversight to this critical segment of our town. 

We invite you to review the recently adopted report of existing land uses and established regulations.  This baseline of planning will serve to inform all future efforts in this segment of town.  As defined in this report, for planning purposes, this segment of Oak Bluffs will be referred to as The Edgartown- Vineyard Haven Road Corridor.

Land Use and Regulations Report

Downtown Streetscape 
Thank you for participating in the Streetscape public forums.  Below is the presentation from the final forum along with previous presentations and plans.
Feb 15 Phase Two Final Public Forum Presentation
Oct 26 Phase Two Public Forum Presentation 
Phase Two Plans
Streetscape Master Plan

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